KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Support program for maize producers aimed at increasing producers' productivity in the region, one of the poorest in the country, as well as facilitating resilience to Climate change while reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Specificity: Modernization of the production by introducing climate-smart practices and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Impact: Potential to double productivity

 

FUNCTIONING

Union
> Aggregation of small producers in an input and service distribution company
> Reception of shares in the company
> Allocation of farmed plot

Development
> Access to services to modernize processes and training to best practices
> Distribution of inputs of better quality
> Market access facilitated by the union
> Production mechanization services

Sustainability
> Optimal climate-smart practices to be integrated into future project phases
> Use of seeds resistant to local climate conditions
> Plowing reduction
> Legume rotation

 

SCOPE

SOUTH AFRICA
400 producers reached

 

BUDGET

N/A

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
Potential to double productivity for up to 5000 ha of crops

Climate change
Reasonable soil use with better nutrients and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Sustainable dev. goals
Improved food security
Income generation

 

NEXT STEPS

Integrate 3 000 producers in the program over 5 years
Produce non-GMO varieties to serve broader markets in the region